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The lost art of gratitude.

It's easy to go through life and take things for granted, isn't it?  It's human nature to expect things without giving one ounce of thought as to how they got there or why we should deserve them in the first place. 

I don't know about you but people who show no thankfulness to others, or for the things they do, wear me out.  They're draining to be around and often tend to be so self-centered that they suck the joy right out of life when you're in their presence.  I'll bet you're even picturing someone like that right now.  Unfortunately -- and maybe this is just a function of my age -- this lack of gratitude seems to be ever more prevalent.

Please know this:  whether you're a client, a prospect, a friend or one of the many vendors we do business with, we're sincerely thankful for your presence in our lives.  You enrich us with different perspectives, teach us new ways of being servant minded, and help us to rememeber that while business is important it is not the most important thing in life (it's not even in the top 3). 

I never want WildBlue to be thought of as one of those "ungrateful you-know-whats."  To all of you that we've been blessed to know over the years, THANK YOU.  It's hard to express how grateful we are for all that we've been given but you can rest assured that we will try.

Let me encourage you to take an extra second or two to look someone in the eye, smile, and maybe even shake their hand while saying "thanks."  It will make their day just a little bit better.  It will make your day just a little better too.  And it might even remind someone else to make the effort as well.

"Thank you."  See, it wasn't that hard, was it?